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PDC #2: Child Care Programming (Observation, Assessment & Evaluation)

ED POL 383

Discuss and apply techniques and tools for observation, assessment and evaluation of individual children, the curriculum, classrooms and staff in this second course of four in the Program Development Credential series. Systems for planning, goal setting and monitoring provide continuous information on the quality of the program, teacher and student outcomes.

This course can be applied to the Child Care Program Development Certificate.


Karen Philips, M.S.

Karen Philips, M.S.

Karen Philips has worked in the early care and education field for more than 30 years. She began her career at the UWM Children’s Center while attending UWM in the ’80s. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in African American Studies, ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Observe young children through various methods, and identify developmental and behavioral needs of individual children
  • Know the difference between assessment and evaluation, and discover tools to assess and evaluate individual children
  • Differentiate between screening and diagnosis
  • Establish group and individual goals/outcomes based on observation, assessment and evaluation
  • Assess and evaluate the curriculum and the classrooms, followed by goal setting and outcomes, and monitoring the effectiveness of the curriculum and learning environments
  • Assess and evaluate the teaching staff, followed by goal setting and outcomes for teachers, and monitoring their progress and professional development
  • Develop a system for assessing and evaluating


Recommended: Child Care Program Development course #1

Course available Jan. 23-Mar. 18, 2017

Location: Online

Instructor: Karen Philips M.S.

Fee: $1,286

Undergraduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number:


Call Shari Vinluan at 414-227-3223 for credit registration

Registration Deadline: Mon., Jan. 9, 2017

Registration opens Mon., Nov. 14.